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SFTY 530 : Safety, Health and Environmental Legislation, Litigation & Compliance

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SFTY 530-WW
Campus
Worldwide
College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
SFTY
530
Safety, Health and Environmental Legislation, Litigation & Compliance
3
This course is a survey of the complex regulatory and legal settings surrounding occupational safety, health and environmental management. Occupational safety, health and environmental regulations, and how they affect industry, legal responsibility, and accountability; ethical considerations in and external to the organization; and the international environment and how it may affect projects are all examined.

This course will provide the graduate student the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to effectively comply with occupational safety, health and environmental regulations and standards, when functioning as a safety and health professional. The course will also prepare the student to function in an ethical manner in all safety, health and environmental responsibilities and activities. Lastly, the course will prepare students to operate within a regulatory environment, including participation in legislative and litigation aspects of the legal system.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

1. Construct an argument regarding the role of laws and regulations in controlling occupational and environmental health hazards.

2. Delineate how occupational safety and health and environmental laws and regulations are established, implemented and possibly altered.

3. Formulate a strategy to comply with varying regulatory agencies associated with the workplace and the environment.

4. Devise and carry out a plan in the event of a regulatory-based site visit and inspection.5. Interpret the role of the court system in interpreting regulations and influencing the implementation of occupational safety and health and environmental laws.

6. Develop an effective strategy when involved in the litigation process for an employer organization.

7. Devise programs to control workers’ compensations costs, while maintaining compliance with workers’ compensation laws and regulations.

8. Demonstrate appropriate selection and application of a research method and statistical analysis (where required), specific to the course subject matter (effective July 1, 2013).

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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Written and oral communication, as well as computer skills are emphasized in each course offered throughout the Worldwide Campus.
Topic 1. Historical Perspectives for Safety and Environmental Legislation and Compliance Est. Hrs. 5 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Argue the role of laws and regulations in controlling occupational and environmental health hazards. 2. Describe the roles and responsibilities of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and how these may benefit the occupational safety and health professional. 3. Construct a plan to utilize National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health resources within occupational safety and health management initiatives and programs. Topic 2. OSHA Regulations, Enforcement, and Employer Rights Est. Hrs. 4 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Formulate a strategy to comply with various OSHA standards. 2. Assess proposed compliance strategies to determine effectiveness with meeting and/or exceeding regulatory requirements and their likelihood to curtail worker injuries and/or illnesses. 3. Discern employer rights related to the OSH Act. 4. Devise a plan in the event of a regulatory-based site visit and inspection. Topic 3. Legislation, Litigation, Liability and Criminal Sanctions Est. Hrs. 4 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Locate and identify applicable regulations and standards related to occupational safety and health. 2. Delineate how occupational safety and health and environmental laws and regulations are established, implemented, and possibly altered. 3. Interpret the role of the court system in interpreting regulations and influencing the implementation of occupational safety and health and environmental laws. 4. Develop an effective strategy when involved in the litigation process for an employer organization. Topic 4. Environmental Law I Est. Hrs. 5 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Define what is meant by environmental law. 2. Describe how environmental laws are established, adopted, and altered. 3. Suggest an organizational strategy to comply with environmental law. 4. Identify and define which compliance efforts are most needed within a particular industry. Topic 5. Environmental Law II Est. Hrs. 4 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Explain how environmental management systems can be utilized to comply with environmental laws, regulations, and standards. 2. Describe how environmental management systems can be utilized to abate and reduce liability exposures. 3. Argue the benefits of and/or negatives associated with pursuing ISO 14001 certification. Topic 6. Voluntary Protection Programs and Beyond Compliance Est. Hrs. 5 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Establish a plan to pursue the OSHA VPP Star Program within an organization. 2. Explain the roles and responsibilities of management and workers in obtaining the OSHA VPP Star Program within an organization. 3. Discuss the benefits of pursuing the OSHA VPP Star Program within an organization. 4. Argue the benefits of environmental management programs and partnerships that are considered beyond-compliance. Topic 7 Other Laws and Regulatory Agencies that Impact the Safety Function Est. Hrs. 5 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Identify regulatory agencies that impact safety and health compliance initiatives within industry. 2. Establish plans to maintain compliance with regulatory agencies, beyond OSHA and EPA, within industry. 3. Discuss how an organization maintains compliance with the Hazard Communication Standard, which is now aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. 4. Discuss how safety management and human resource management can collaborate to address labor-related laws and requirements. Topic 8. ADA, Workers’ Compensation and Labor Relations Est. Hrs. 4 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Devise programs to control workers’ compensations costs, while maintaining compliance with workers’ compensation laws and regulations. 2. Establish employer programs that maintain compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. 3. Describe the benefits of employing workers with disabilities within work organizations. Topic 9. Moral, Ethical, and Professional Conduct in Safety Est. Hrs. 4 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Apply moral and ethical principles and professional codes of conduct to judgment, decision making, and actions. 2. Assess whether decisions and actions were moral, ethical, and followed professional codes of conduct for the safety profession. 3. Locate and identify regulations and resources related to whistleblower protection.
Dr. Karim Hardy - 3/1/2015
karim.hardy@erau.edu
Dr. Katherine Moran - 3/1/2015
morank@erau.edu
Dr. Ian McAndrew - 3/1/2015
mcand4f1@erau.edu
Dr. Kenneth Witcher - 3/1/2015
kenneth.witcher@erau.edu
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1-6 Master of Science in Occupational Safety Management Upon successful completion of the Master of Science in Occupational Safety Management program, graduates will be able to:

PO 1 – Anticipate, recognize, evaluate, prevent and control workplace safety and occupational health hazards within numerous industries to protect people, property, the environment and organizational operations.

PO 2 – Effectively manage the occupational safety and health function within a variety of industries.

PO 3 – Justify occupational safety and health programs, initiatives and control efforts through the use of business and risk management metrics, by maintaining compliance with applicable standards and regulations or through scientific evaluation of outcomes.

PO 4 – Effectively communicate and interact with persons at all levels within an organization and externally about occupational safety, health and environmental management.

PO 5 – Practice and perform in an ethical, moral, responsible, and accountable manner in all aspects, but especially in the practice of safety.

PO 6 – Identify an occupational safety and health research problem; complete a thorough review of the scholarly literature; formulate hypotheses; collect and appropriately analyze data; and, interpret and report research findings to improve the field of occupational safety and health or to provide solutions to an occupational safety and health problem.
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